Saint Maud (2020, Dir. Rose Glass)

A pious nurse becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient. Some initial promise soon falls into dull territory. There is an interesting tale in here somewhere and some nice ideas and imagery. It just lacks the conviction to be the film it attempted to be.

Saint Maud (2020, Dir. Rose Glass)

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019, dir. Armando Iannucci)

The multiple lives (and names) of a young man. Meta riff on the Dickens novel which pretty much all hangs together. A touch too episodic – not much by way of narrative drive – but that’s all part of the pleasure, even if it means there’s some emotional distance from the characters. Everyone is obviously enjoying themselves.